Oct 28, 2011

Amazon shipping

Small secret - amazon's free shipping is about as fast as Amazon prime.
Of the past 4 orders from Amazon over the last four months, nothing has taken longer than three days to arrive.
My latest order will be here in less than two days.
Yes, for xmas, its probably better to get the guarantee, but just for general shipping, you can't do better than free.

Oct 18, 2011

Best chips ever.

I found what I'm giving away for Halloween!  Maybe. If I can keep my hands off them.

Oct 17, 2011

Ginger and Scrambled Eggs

By far, the hands down favorite added ingredient in eggs.  When I'm being super lazy and don't want to add anything (it even renders that pinch of salt less than mandatory).

Per tonight's experimentation, ANY (really I mean any) amount of ginger tastes delicious.  

Though honestly, you'll probably have to lean on the heavier side to be able to taste it. 

SO recipe:
- eggs.  2 if large, 3 if medium/grass-fed organic raised
- ginger (1/2 to 2 tsp)
- butter (about 3/4 tbs)
- salt (if desired, pinch/sprinkle)

Crack eggs in bowl.  Beat with fork until are one yellow color (not patchy, unless you like it that way).
Turn on stovetop to high, medium-high.
Add ginger and salt to eggs. Beat until mixed (ish.  The ginger tends to clump.  This is fine.)
Pan should be hot now.  Add butter, swishing around in the pan as it melts to coat the entire bottom.
Add eggs.  
Serve.

Note, eggs should quick super quickly.  This makes them fluffier. (Thanks Julia!)

Oct 9, 2011

Ramen, Version 2.4

I'm not anti-recipe, but I've definitely moved away from using them as of late.
Here's one of my latest concoctions. Main credit goes to Meizi Mao, my roommate at Wal-Mart during the summer of 2010, who introduced me to my first variation on ramen. A recent discovery that Siracha sauce has sugar as the second ingredient had me getting creative with the spices. Tonight's version was definitely my favorite so far, as the lime added a nice fresh kick.

Spicy chicken ramen with lime
  • a handful of fresh spinach leaves, washed and de-stemmed
  • chicken flavored ramen (the block shaped stuff that comes in an orange package)
  • half a lime
  • cayenne pepper
  • chili pepper flakes
  • 2 large eggs or 3 small ones (this time I put in 3 smaller ones)
Bring about 1cup and a half of water to a boil. (We're talking about two inches of water in a medium/small pot). Add ramen noodles, saving the packet of chicken flavoring for later. Add the washed and de-stemmed spinach leaves Crack the eggs into the pot.
Cook for about three minutes, boiling.
Squeeze in the juice from half the lime, add about 3/4 teaspoon cayenne powder, and a couple of shakes of the red chili pepper flakes.
Add in half to 3/4 of the chicken flavoring packet.
Stir carefully, so as not to break up the eggs. For best results, don't stir until you've got to about this point (at the end of cooking).
Enjoy! I serve my first bowl over a few pieces of ice, but I'm impatient.

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